Social media can be a big tool in gaining more readers especially if you’re starting off, or aren’t known. The good thing about social media is that there are so many people out there who can be possible fans, the key is just finding them and connecting to them. I choose Twitter because it gives you so many ways to connect with people without restrictions like on Facebook and Instagram. So here are ways to gain more readers through Twitter.

Follow Other Writers

This is the key. You have to connect with people who are in your field of interest. By following other writers and readers, you put yourself in that community to start off. You don’t have to be following a lot of people say in the thousands. Nevertheless it is always a good thing to always be expanding, and keep on following writers.

Use Hashtags

Hashtags are important especially on Twitter. By using specific hashtags, your tweets will show up on other people’s feed who uses the same. Use writing hashtags in your tweets that have to do with writing. For a brief list of them here they are #amwriting #writerslife #writingcommunity. That’s just a small number compared to the many hashtags you can use. Here’s a complete list of them. 

Post Snippets From Your Writings 

You can’t always rely on people always checking out your work on your website, blog, or author’s page. The best way to get people to know about your work in the smallest time possible without clicking on a link is to give them glimpses of what you are writing. Post a few lines from what you’re working on to show people your work. This gets them involved, and sometimes you can find a fan, especially with those who like and retweet it.

Like, Comment, and Retweet Other Writers

Nobody likes someone who just post links to their works, so it’s always best to connect with others. Show them you are interested in them and the community by getting involved. If you see a post you like or agree with, like it. If you have a thought on a post, comment on it. And if you really like it, rt it.

Always Tweet 

Whether it’s a picture of your dog, or news Warner Brothers is buying the rights to your book for a 7 figure sum, always tweet. You don’t have to be on Twitter 24/7, but the key is to stay prevalent. With so many people on Twitter, and so many writers and readers, you should want to be current and show people you are there.

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